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  1. [Baren 38488] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V46 #4755 (Mar 21, 2009) (Le Green)
  2. [Baren 38489] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4755 ( Mar 21, 2009)Printma king Collective Méxi co (guadalupe victorica reyes)
  3. [Baren 38490] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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From: Le Green
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 16:46:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38488] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V46 #4755 (Mar 21, 2009)
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Thanks, Gayle for letting me know I should reset my email to text in order to post, and for letting the list get my messages about the summits.

StoneMetal Press will have a table at the vendor fair in Chicago for the SGC, and I will be chairing the Performance Prints panel at 1:30 on Thursday.
We will present out woodcuts doneon stage by dancers, and several Steamroller print events.

It was large scale woodcuts that brought me to Baren years ago, with posts about printing using cars and trucks as printing presses.
My first interest came from a trip to UT Austin, where a visiting artist was using student labor to print huge woodcuts.

Looking foward to seeing Bareners!

Le Green-Schubert
San Antonio
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Message 2
From: guadalupe victorica reyes
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 05:08:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38489] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4755 ( Mar 21, 2009)Printma king Collective Méxi co
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Dear members of the Baren Group: I am happy to invite you know of our First International Collective of printmaking 2009 the 25 of March. This year we have 6 international and 4 Mexican printmakers with 3 prints each. We will be exhibiting also the Baren Cairn coordianted by Maria Arango.

Next year we will be celebrating 200 years of Independence from Spain. Our Second International Printmaking Collective will be with the topic of México.
The artists selected will send 3 prints (up to 40 x 50 cm or 16 x 20 inches) with passpartout and without frame. The prints will be send back without the passpartout nor the frame.
Please see the complete call next month at our page

Greetings from México, Guadalupe

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica

Arte Desarrollo Humano

Segunda Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz México 2009 IMNRC
Primer Colectiva Internacional de Grabado 2009
Second International Prints for Peace 2009, First International Printmaking Collective 2009

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Subject: 100 Foot Long Print
Posted by: Julio

100 Foot-long steamroller print......Great music too !

This video shows the creation of a 104-foot print on October 14, 2006 for Northfield Minnesota's first Day of the Dead Celebration. Over a dozen Latino artists were assisted by a 20,000-pound, 50-year-old "Buffalo Springfield" steamroller. In steamroller printing, a.... relatively recent and infrequent occurrence in the world of visual arts, a design is drawn on a large block of wood (typically a 4'x8' sheet of particle board or press-board). The design is then carved out using routers, chisels, rotary drills, etc. At the printing site,

the wood block is set on sawhorses and inked. Then, it is laid into a template that has been devised on the ground to hold the block steady and in place while being printed. Next, a sheet of paper is carefully lowered onto the ink wet wood block and a piece of carpet is placed over the paper. As the carpet is stretched tightly in place, the steamroller is very slowly driven over the whole affair, taking care to not to turn the rollers in any way. The smallest mistake in this process leads to a smudged or creased print. For a 100' banner you multiple the whole affair by 13 artists and woodblocks and numerous helpers. All designs must be printed in a line and fairly quickly before the ink can dry. And instead of needing a dozen folks to make the process work, you need sixty or more to finally pull the . . .
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Subject: Psalm 9: Pushing the medium
Posted by: Daniel L. Dew

How thin can I carve a lino block?

I'll admit, once I had the idea for this image, I kinda got lost in the execution of the image more than the image itself, which for some reason bothered me for awhile. I really was trying to create an image that got across the idea of praising before the throne while the "enemies" of God are being crushed under the throne itself. Instead, it became, how do I make the sheet music look more it is in the background, but when it intersects with the throne, the musical notes become stronger, as if the throne was increasing and strengthening the sound. I finally found some solace in the fact that we were created to create, and to create well, excellently in fact. So, I found some peace (although before I print this again, I am going to see if I can fix up the number "9" somehow, it does not look right).
Here is the decorative initial :
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